"Personally, I think that this article is way too general and you are only focusing on the popular/big names (Hammer, “Out of Touch with Reality,” Feb. 14-21). Ben Harper and Jack Johnson are two of the best songwriters right now and have great music. Just wanted to ask you what you thought about the Marley’s (Bob and Damien).
I disagree with hip-hop/rap being on life support, when 2 Pac and Biggie Smalls died they didn’t really die musically but only physically. Then Snoop, Eminem and Nas just add on. Dr. Dre is one of the best. Jay-Z’s Black Album wasn’t as bad as you say it to be. His album that was just released is shit but his albums before have been some of the best. Radio “rap” isn’t really rap, it is shitty hip-hop/pop and it is really bad. Personally, I don’t like the topics that are being talked about, sex, drugs, fighting, killing, etc. I personally listen to the beats and flow. This is something that should be recognized, DJs and producers should be recognized.